San Miguel Jamshop Mar 8-10

Play music and sing from your heart while learning to improve your listening and improvisational skills no matter what instrument you play! You will surround yourself with other creative souls in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.


Dr. Eric Miller, Lynn Miller, MA of SpiritArts and Janey Butterworth MSW, invite you to a three day musical intensive in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, -Jam Haven!

COME JAM WITH US! There is magic in the air in San Miguel, built on a crystal bed in the mountains. This town is known for its synchronicity, magic and creativity!
Music therapists Eric and Lynn Miller have over 20 years experience in facilitating musicianship skills no matter what instrument or level of experience you are. Janey is a master in Sound Healing and soul singing. They will take you on a musical journey discovering your own inner music and skills in playing with others.

This will be the first ever Jam Haven, with activities and instruction geared to help improve your jamming, musicianship and improvisational skills. Musicians will be invited to go out into the community of the artistic haven of San Miguel de Allende, MX to play in restaurants and on the streets. San Miguel attracts musicians from around the world who might want to join us! You can also support others by being a witness.
This vibrant community is in Colonial Mexico, north of Mexico City. It was discovered in the 1960’s by American and Canadian artists who have continued to flock to the area to express their creativity through painting, drawing, writing, dancing and music. The city of San Miguel has preserved its architectural beauty with buildings dating back to the 1500’s. It was chosen as a Unesco World Heritage site and was named the most beautiful city in the world in 2016. It is considered a very safe place to travel.

Jam Haven will be held at Casa Carly, a lovely hotel comprised of seven separate casitas surrounding a courtyard and community activities room. Events will be held in the activities room with 2 pianos. In the mornings, there will be opportunities to play together impromptu in the casita or courtyard or visit local sites. Casa Carly is in walking distance of Fabrica Aurora, the Art Center comprised of many thriving art galleries. It is also an easy walk to the Guadalupe neighborhood known for its organic grocery store, restaurants and many vibrant murals.
This event will be held March 9 and 10, 2019 with a welcoming event the evening of March 8. San Miguel is a very busy tourist area, especially during the first three months of the year.

Three day workshop fee is $150. Full time students $99. Rooms at Casa Carly range approx from $85 to $120 per night plus tax. Several rooms are large enough to share. All rooms have a kitchenette and couches. Visit to book your room directly. Be sure to let them know you are with JamHaven! Contact us if looking to share a room. If you are looking for a roommate, post on Lynn’s Spiritarts FB page or backchannel us by email.
This fun and creative event is not to be missed!
We urge you to sign up for Jam Haven as soon as possible as spaces are limited and the hotel will fill very quickly – only 5 casitas!.
Upon registration, more information about flights and ground transportation will be available. You can fly into Mexico City but Leon or Queretarro airports are preferred as they are closer. We will send information on door to door shuttles. It is actually quite easy and safe to come to San Miguel.

Preliminary Schedule
Mar 8, 2018 Friday 7:30 – 9pm Meet & Greet.  Informal Jamming
Mar 9, 2018 Saturday 10 -2pm San Miguel exploration with potential visits to Bellas Artes & Institutto Allende visual arts school – art space with comfy chairs in the inner garden courtyard. Great cafe to relax and catch your breath enjoy and absorb the gentle atmosphere.
Mar 9, 2018 Saturday 3-5:30pm  JamHaven music improv session at Casa Carly
Dinner 6pm
Mar 9, 2018 Saturday 7:30-9pm  JamHaven night jam at Casa Carly
Mar 10, Sunday 10am -12  Jam rooms.
Lunch 12:30
Mar 10, Sunday 3-5:30pm  JamHaven music improv session at Casa Carly
Mar 10, Sunday 7:30-9pm  Performance at local San Miguel Restaurant!  Closing